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Cedar Valley Times; April 14, 1972
Ernest Groth dies at age 70
Ernest Groth

Shellsburg--Ernest Groth, 70, retired locker plant owner, died Tuesday night at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids following a long illness.

He was born Oct 31, 1901 at Bern, Kansas, a son of Ernest and Louise Reems Groth, and married Opal Mead on Jan 19, 1924.

In addition to his widow, he is survived by two sons, Richard of Shellsburg and David of Marshalltown; one daughter, Mrs. Charlotte Alden of Shellsburg; and 18 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter.

Funeral services will be held at 1 pm Friday at the Zion Lutheran Church in Shellsburg, with the Rev. E.F. Dohrmann officiating. Burial will be in the Shellsburg Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Fellmet Funeral Home in Keystone after 1 pm Thursday.

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The Vinton Eagle; Jan. 25, 1895

Henry Groth

Mr. Henry Groth, of Norway, died at his residence, January 15th at two o'clock a.m., aged 72 years. He was born in Mecklenburg, Germany. In 1849 he immigrated to St. Louis, Mo.; and in 1861 he settled in Lenox township, Iowa county, Iowa, on a farm. On January 21st, 1859, be married Miss Mary Becker, a very industrious and practical German girl, who survives him and is stricken with great sorrow. They were never blessed with children. Several years ago they moved to Norway. Mr. Groth was a very modest christian gentleman and loved by all who knew him. He bas been ‘helpless for several years. His devoted and beloved wife gave him all the care love could bestow. Neighbors and friends also assisted all in their power. He was buried January 17th, near the Swedenburgean church, four miles south of Norway, and had a very large funeral, so that the spacious church building could not seat them all. The Rev. J. Kimm, of Fairfax, Iowa who was a personal friend of the deceased for many yeas, officiated in German and English and eulogized the departed brother in a deserving manner. So ended a very useful life on this earth.

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Opal Groth

Shellsburg- Opal Groth S. Mead Groth, 88 died Sunday afternoon, May 15,1994, at the Vinton Lutheran Home where she had been a resident since September 13, 1988.

She was born May 22, 1905 at West Liberty to Nathan O. and Charlotte S. (Teneyck) Mead. She graduated from Washington High School in Cedar Rapids.

Jan. 19, 1924, she married Ernest F. Groth at Cedar Rapids. The couple farmed and operated the Shellsburg Locker for many years. Mr. Groth preceded his wife in death April 11, 1972.

Mrs Groth was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Shellsburg...

She is survived by her daughter, Charlotte Alden, Newhall, two sons, dick and his wife, Martha of rural shellsburg, and David of Galveston, Tx; 19 grandchildren; 34 greatgrandchildren; and several great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Jeanne Groth Coberly, three grandchildren; three brothers, Frank Otis and Lucius Mead; and one sister, Ruby Mead.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Zion Lutheran Church, Shellsburg, with Rev, Fredrick K. Jabs officiating Interment will be held at Oakwood Cemetery, Shellsburg.

...Phillips Funeral Home, Vinton is in charge of arrangements...

Submitted on 22-Mar-2010 by
Sheryl Mason Reynolds,

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